updated 8/5/2008 1:53:43 PM ET 2008-08-05T17:53:43

A federal judge has temporarily shut down a Web site that Olympic officials say is defrauding patrons by falsely advertising tickets to the games in Beijing.

It's the second such Web site ordered closed in the last two weeks.

The judge ordered the shutdown Tuesday, pending a resolution of the U.S. Olympic Committee's lawsuit alleging the site is a scam.

USOC lawyers say beijingticketing.com cheated numerous U.S. residents out of thousands of dollars by falsely promising to deliver tickets to the games starting Friday.

The site was apparently disabled by its operators Monday, but the lawyers want the court order to keep it down permanently.

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